Paris: The strong balletic movement seen in the S/S 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections has carried itself over exquisitely to Chanel’s S/S 2011 couture offering, this time inspired by artist Marie Laurencin’s costume design for the ballet Les Biches in 1923. Replete with gossamer dresses, pale leggings, delicate gamine coats, and diaphanous floaty tunics, the collection was nothing but an euphoric exercise in grace and romance.

Color: Rose, grey, white, petal pink

Key Items: Sequin leggings / Chiffon ballet and floor-length skirts / Slim trouser with buttoned ankle vents / Diaphanous semi-shear dress with ribbon belt /Mid-thigh tweed jacket

Materials: Boucle tweed / Chiffon / Tulle / Silk / Wool / Satin / Fur / Denim

Details + Trim: Satin ribbon / Beading / Sequins / Embroidery / Diamante buttons / Chiffon sashes / Shirring / Rosettes

Accessories + Footwear: Pointy-toed flats / Chiffon sashes / Choker necklaces

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